The Algarve has kicked off 2020 in style with yet more success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.
It’s a remarkable ninth title for the Portuguese golfing hotspot since the launch of the awards in 2011, as it secured the crown of Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe for the fourth year running.
Readers of the popular publication cast their votes in their thousands in this year’s awards, and the sun-drenched region, which boasts 43 courses, claimed the top prize as Europe’s leading golf destination once again.
Today’s Golfer Courses and Travel Editor Kevin Brown said: “Congratulations to the Algarve again on another richly-deserved victory in our Travel Awards. The Algarve has so much to offer both on and off the course. It’s such a magical all-round package and no wonder golfers revisit time and time again
“It is the fourth year in a row it has been voted as the number one destination and is clearly as popular as ever with our readers.”
Algarve tourism boss João Fernandes celebrated the latest award as “excellent news for the region and a reason to be proud for everyone who works in the Algarve’s golf industry and who makes it a daily priority to provide visitors with the best possible experience”.
Says Fernandes, this award “recognises the commitment of a large team of entrepreneurs and professionals. It is thanks to them that we won this extraordinary award.”
“On the other hand,” he says, “the fact that we continue to be a top destination among British golfers shows that the Algarve Tourism Association’s promotion strategy was justified.”
The tourism chief also thanks everyone who voted for the region and promises to “maintain its high quality standards”.
Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva, Algarve tourism golf product manager, said: “It’s a wonderful start to 2020 to have been voted as Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe by the readers of Today’s Golfer. It is a source of huge pride to everyone in the industry to receive this recognition once again from our UK guests and our thanks go to those who took the time to vote for us.
“It is always an enormous team effort and we would like to show our gratitude to everyone who played their part in achieving this award. There are so many unsung heroes working in our industry in the Algarve and everyone plays their part in delivering the highest standards possible.”
The Algarve has become a serial winner within the golf industry in recent times and has continued that tradition after also adding the IAGTO Worldwide Golf Destination of the Year for 2020 to the trophy cabinet at the IGTM in October.